Vol. 28 Iss. 04

Volume 28, Issue 4 - 01/24/2020

Minds We Meet—Sylvie Boudreault

Sylvie Boudreault is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts program, double majoring in Psychology and Anthropology.  Sylvie was kind enough to share her experience with online learning and why she chose to go back to school.  Could you provide a bit of background information about yourself? Who are you? Where do you live, where… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Psych! A Confidence Trick

Where an empathic desire to help others is built into many students desire to study psychology, it’s easy to miss key epistemological blind spots in the discipline.  A scanty half century ago a feminist writer named Germaine Greer eviscerated the core of psychiatry/psychology.  In The Female Eunuch she wrote that “psychiatry is an extraordinary confidence… Read more »

Women of Interest—Anne Innis Dagg

Anne Innis Dagg was known as “the woman who loves giraffes,” and was the subject of a 2018 documentary by the same name.  When Anne was three years old, she saw a giraffe for the first time at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, and it became her favorite animal—as she wrote in her memoir Smitten… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—Basic Rules for Post-Midwinter Survival

As we all know, January has been scientifically proven to be approximately twice as long as all the other months of the year put together. This is indisputable. This, by itself, is a problem, and contributes to psychological balance and physiological homeostasis becoming approximately as stable as an existential tilt-a-whirl. This, of course, follows hard… Read more »

The Fit Student—Meditate for Better Grades

Do you want to boost your grades simply by unwinding? Not just boost your grades, but make yourself a kinder, more forgiving—and smarter—person? If so, meditate during study breaks.  Reporting on research done at MIT, author Donovan Alexander states that “there was an obvious correlation between mindfulness in schools and better overall academic performance, better… Read more »

The Study Dude—Be Cool; Stay in School

“I quit high school,” a woman said to me, someone I barely knew. “I don’t have the willpower.” Who’s she kidding, I thought.  She was well-spoken, mature, and talented.  I saw her potential more clearly than she did. “If I can get a degree, you certainly can,” I told her. I was partway through an… Read more »

Course Exam—CHEM 217

CHEM 217 (Chemical Principles I) is a three-credit introductory chemistry course that provides an introduction to chemistry from both a theoretical and practical point of view.  The combination of CHEM 217 and CHEM 218 (Chemical Principles II) is the equivalent to first-year university chemistry.  CHEM 217 has no prerequisites, however, chemistry 30 of an equivalent… Read more »

Dear Barb—Anger Management

Dear Barb: Hi, I have been reading your column almost weekly and I finally decided to write in. For most of my life I have been an angry, some say vindictive person. I don’t feel I have been treated well by my family and because of my anger I rarely see them. None of them… Read more »

Editorial—Red Tape Extravaganza!

Welcome to Red Tape Awareness Week.  This week, the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses hosted a week where it likes to put a spotlight on government regulations that hamper businesses.  You know, things like regulations that ensure that businesses that want to put out hot meals have the proper equipment to safely cook and process… Read more »

AU’s Writer-in-Residence Speaks

Young creatives should embrace obsession even though they may end up failing in the process, says Athabasca’s new writer-in-residence, because then they will be making something important. Canadian novelist and poet, Steven Heighton, delivered this advice to Athabasca Edmonton students at Peace Hills Trust Tower Friday (Jan.17), as part of a larger, livestreamed discussion on… Read more »

My Experience Living in a Japanese Capsule Hotel

Since researching for my trip to Japan, one of my bucket-list activities included living in a capsule hotel. The capsule hotel is exactly as it sounds – visitors sleep in a bed contained in a space capsule. Even before going, I’ve heard various mixed reviews about the living environment. While some visitors feel claustrophobic, others… Read more »

AUSU Update

This space is provided free to AUSU: The Voice does not create or edit this content. Contact services@ausu.org with any questions. IMPORTANT DATES Jan 24: AUSU Election – Nominations Open Jan 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for Mar Feb 7: AUSU Election – Nominations Close Feb 10: Deadline to register in a course… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Carrie seeks advice choosing between three courses to fulfill a qualitative research methods credit; so far WGST 200 is winning in the responses.  Jordynn wonders if a supplemental exam can be written after the 90-day window has expired; short answer is no and long answer is in the student orientation link provided…. Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

MBA for Executives Webinar Tues, Jan 28, 10:00 to 11:00 am MST Online, Hosted by AU Faculty of Business news.athabascau.ca/events/mba-for-executives-webinar-20200128 Register through above link Live chat – Online MBA for Executives Wed, January 29, 1:00 to 3:00 pm MST Online, Hosted by AU Faculty of Business news.athabascau.ca/events/online-mba-for-executives-live-chat-20200129 Register through above link AUSU Council Nominations Now… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  EDC Youth Education Program scholarships Sponsored by:  Export Development Canada (EDC) Deadline:  February 14, 2020 Potential payout:  $4000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, enrolled full-time in an accredited bachelor’s degree program at a Canadian university or college, studying business or a combination of business/environmental courses, and have a… Read more »